St James' C of E Primary School, Blackburn

EYFS Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning taken from the Development Matters Framework. The three Prime Areas are:

1) Personal, Social and Emotional Development

2) Communication and Language

3) Physical Development. 

Developing skills in these areas help children achieve in the four Specific Areas which are:

  1. Literacy
  2. Mathematics
  3. Understanding the World 
  4. Expressive Arts and Design

The statutory requirements for the EYFS can be accessed using the following link EYFS Statutory Requirements. Activities are carefully planned around a topic. This approach often allows for children to target key skills across different areas of learning during one lesson. Children's achievements are recorded.

Nursery Curriculum Overview 
Preschool Curriculum Overview
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Reception Curriculum Overview

Baseline Assessment 

The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child’s early literacy, communication, language, and mathematics skills when they begin school. It is statutory for all schools from September 2021. Further information about the RBA can be found in the Information for Parents link.

St James' C of E Primary School Earl Street, Blackburn BB1 8EG
Headteacher Mr D Stitcher
SENDCo Mr J Cameron
- email address on telephone request
Enquiries should be addressed to Mr R. Dewhurst.
Telephone 01254 698335
Office Hours Monday to Friday 7:45am to 4:00pm